Coming together as the moniker No Swoon, Tasha Abbott and Zack Nestel-Patt emerged onto the music scene in 2019 with releasing their debut album via Substitute Scene Records. They followed this by going on cross-country tour from NYC to LA, which included a sold out release show at Union Pool in NYC and ended opening for Nothing at the Echoplex in LA.
Following the cancellation (due to Covid-19) of their 25-date tour in 2020, No Swoon put together two zines as fundraisers which featured bands and artists they would have met on tour, and artists they admire.
Today, No Swoon has shared their latest single “Again.” The swirling explosion of keys and punishing guitar riffs highlight a glorious evolution of the band. Abbott said on the single: “This song is about when days begin and end with no real definition. About being stuck in the loop of our life and we can’t get out. It may come to no surprise that this song was written early on in the Pandemic. Before everything shut down, I was constantly moving: work, music, sleep, etc., and being at stand-still all of a sudden was definitely strange (on top of the already terror and stress of the pandemic).”
“Again” marks a transition for the band, as they build a new sound in Los Angeles leaving NYC where they have lived and played for the past 5 years. As with a lot of people, this past year has forced self reflection and introspection. Their debut record, written under the fire and anger of politics in 2017 was full of messages condemning power and capitalism. But this past year spent in isolation forced them to take a step back to think about their life in new ways and examine the intricacies going through life.
“Again” was self-recorded and produced, with drums recorded/played by Jon Smith. The band was excited to bring on Chris Coady (Beach House, Hand Habits, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) for mixing. No Swoon is continuing to work on more music.